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of san antonio. finally, first lady michelle obama. this of course is not michelle obama as per speech of the national convention. she spoke about her husband four years ago at the democratic convention. her remarks run about 40 minutes. [applause] as you might imagine, for barack, running for president is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother, craig. i can't tell you how much it means to have craig and my mom here tonight. like craig, i can feel my dad looking down on us, just as i've felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my life. and at six-foot-six, i've often felt like craig was looking down on me, too, literally. but the truth is, both when we were kids and today, craig wasn't looking down on me, he was watching over me. and he has been there for me every step of the way since that clear day, february, 19 months ago, when, with little more than our faith in each other and a hunger for change, we joined my husband, barack obama, on the improbable journey that has led us to this moment. but each of us comes here also by way of our own improbab
, michelle obama, is already here. she gave one of the big speeches last night at the democratic national convention. we want to hear your calls and reaction to this week's events. here are the numbers to call. even the much of the c-span team is down here in charlotte, to be covered and what is happening in the convention. but go to our first call and hear what donovan have to say on the democratic line from l a >> i just wanted to say, democrats really need to get together in the battleground states and stand up for president obama. i am down here in louisiana, after this hurricane. i have never seen the government act so fast and so incisive on what they want to do to help the people down here. it has been great. even president obama came down, even though the convention is going down, he came down to talk to the people. it is a blessing to see that. the president is really on the people's side out here. in louisiana, that is how we feel. host: will you be watching or listening to the speeches tonight? caller: yes, the power and water just came back on. we will be watching the conventi
: hi. i watched the speeches last night. i was pretty disgusted about it, how michelle obama was talking about her husband was going to help everybody, we are going to give money for people to go to school. it just seems like everybody is just waiting for handouts from them. , that's great that we want to help everybody, but the reality is our country is almost bankrupt. we are already. where are they going to get all this money to hand out to everybody? guest: well, the issue of the economy and government spending is a difficult one. that is one of the major dividers between the two campaigns. who -- where does the investment and the growth need to come from? does it come from the bottom up or the top down? that is a basic thing that voters are going to have to decide. but i think you also tapped into sentiments that are out there. a lot of people are tired of hearing more of what they may perceive as the same. i think that is part of the enthusiasm gap. people have forgotten that the government is for the people and that we ultimately have a choice. i always told my student
. [cheers] no one could tell it as well as michelle obama, as you did last night, on monday night. i know him from a different perspective. i know him and i want to show you the character of a leader who had what it took when the american people stood on the brink of a new depression. a leader who has what it takes to lead us over the next four years to the future as great as our people. i want to take you inside the white house to see the president as i see him every day. i didn't see him and sound bites. i walked 30 paces down the hall and i see him. i watch him in action. four years ago, the middle class was already losing ground and then the bottom fell out. the financial crisis hit piece sledgehammer. all the people i grew up with. you remember the headlines. you saw some in the previews. highlight, highest job losses in 60 years. headlines, economy on the brink. it's plummet -- markets plummeted worldwide. he knew he had not only to restore the confidence of a nation but he had to restore the confidence of the whole world. [cheers] and he also knew that one false move could bring a
-span.org. featured speakers include first lady michelle obama and the mayor of san antonio. elizabeth warren and bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. use our convention hub to make and share video clips. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a nope -- a new generation of americans. with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new -- anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> share your opinions. >> hi. my name is dawn. i am here because i am supporting a visionary, inclusive america. >> hi, i'm jeff from vermont. in supporting president obama because i believe we all need to make an investment in america. >> hello. my name is diane. i am a delegate from south carolina. my main purpose for this week is to reelect president obama because i know president obama cares about us. >> and connect with other c-span viewers on a twitter and google plus. >> it is a warm, rainy day in charlotte, n.c. c-span cameras capturing the scene on the ground during carolinafest. delegates can expect
is the platform. former president jimmy carter will be speaking by video and first lady michelle obama will be speaking to the attendees at primetime hour, 10:00 p.m. on wednesday night, the longest day of the session, expected to go past midnight -- elizabeth warren, bill clinton's nominating speech, some activity on twitter this afternoon with people suggesting that former president has not yet sent his speech in for betting. then there is the official roll call of the states. finally, the big night, on thursday, which moves from the convention center -- the time warner are read that to the bank of america stadium, that is when john kerry speak on national security and the expected speeches by the vice-president and president barack obama. we will have live coverage here and you can find our supplemental but -- supplementary material easily from our web site. don't forget, we are announcing becauser's student cam it is back-to-school time. we are inviting students to produce a video on a topic that interests them. at the theme this year is your message to the president. middle and hi
. >> michelle obama? >> down to earth. >> smart. >> role model. >> nice. >> strong. >> role model to women. >> liability. >> strong. >> asset. >> asset. >> asset. >> ok, great. george allen. >> confident. >> confident. >> loser. >> kind of a nerd but that's ok. >> squandered. >> past governor. don't like him. >> no opinion. >> no opinion. >> ok, good. barack obama. start there, go counterclockwise. >> overly confident. >> passionate. >> strong. >> unrealistic. >> arrogant. >> unrealistic. >> hollow. >> communicator. >> getting there. >> respected. >> good talker. >> good on the stump. >> hollow, who said hollow, why hollow? >> because he speaks a good game but i want to see the action. behind it. he has the -- he has the entire congress behind him for two years and what happened? he had it. >> good communicator. >> let me pick up, paul ryan. >> needs to get his facts straight. >> pathological liar. >> smart. >> partisan. >> smart. >> good debater. >> nice guy. >> being used. >> smart. >> almost embarrassed to say we graduated from the same college. >> last one, ann romney. i'm sorry. >> to
to do that. starting off with michelle obama and then bill clinton and then ending with the president. we have a stellar lineup. we better get it made. the third thing is enthusiasm. the democrats enthusiasm has been lagging behind republican enthusiasm. they are trying to solidify enthusiasm. they are having trouble. i do not think clint eastwood did much. we have to make sure that our enthusiasm takes up with theirs. >> those of the my top two as well. in terms of democratic politics. she talked about seniors and non-college educated women, i will look at it a little differently to geographically. 20 take a look at florida and north carolina, those were great states for obama -- when you take a look at florida and north carolina, those were great states for obama. if they become really important for obama. the democratic party has to move beyond the northeast/midwest party. these are continue battleground states. we will want to have them be that beyond national politics at the presidential level. you see that within virginia with kane. the other thing i will say is that if you want
is much different in that regard. you listen to president clinton last night and michelle obama. our keynote speaker versus their keynote speaker. tonight from the vice-president and president. people are going to leave and they will get were these guys are going, understand their vision for this country and how we should get there. i think that is moving the ball forward. >> bring a clinician's eye for mitt romney. >> to get a little more insight into himself as a person. i am sure he gained from that. the downside was he did not give anybody a sense of really what he would do other than repeal everything that obama has done. >> that might be popular in some places. >> it certainly was popular in that hall. but in the country, i do not think that is what people are looking for. they're not looking to refi the battles of yesterday to go there looking to move forward. they're not looking to repeat the policies of the last decade. he simply did not answer the question, what would you do and where would you leave? for that reason, i think his speech was a missed opportunity. >> in your
clips from michelle obama's speech and from ann romney's speech and from mitt romney and barack obama -- see how people react to them and what the date -- what did they take away from it and how did add to their feelings of the candidates. he tried to get a whole picture coming out of it. >> peter hart from the annenberg center of public policy. thank you for being with us. >> coming up in just a few minutes, a focus group with voters supporting president obama and met romney as well as a number of undecided voters in virginia. a battleground state president obama carried in 2008. afterwards, he will talk to political reporters about their impressions of this focus group in fairfax, virginia. >> while we wait, next, a look at the congressional agenda. an update. > >> talk about the romney campaign, some internal struggle going on. is there likely there could be a shake-up? >> it is unlikely you will see one. my colleagues with the palace intrigue story within the romney campaign, where the dissenters wait for the ship to go down to preserve their future careers. they're behind by a co
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [cheers and applause] you know -- i -- i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] and i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. [cheers and applause] now, folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk -- all about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative -- this alternative universe -- [laughter] says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairmen the democratic party ever had, bob strauss -- used to say that ever politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. [laughter] but, as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats -- we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities
. -- hardships and will fight for them. leaders like president and michelle obama, and vice president and dr. baden, the strongest family -- advocates are military families could ever have. the democratic women of the house will honor the service and sacrifice of our troops to move america forward. aloha. [cheers and applause] >> i am running for congress in the great state of ohio to move america forward. moving america forward means higher education that is affordable and prepares our young people to lead in the 21st century a economy. moving america forward means affordable health care and equal pay for equal work. [applause] to unleash the power of moms and be economy, -- in a the economy, this means affordable, quality child care. we will move america forward on behalf of view, your families and community, your aspirations. your hopes for your children. that is because america's success is dependent on the success of women, women in education, women in business, women in the military and public service. women will lead us to victory for a strong, democratic majority in congress. [applau
of the economy and our so-called president that is taking care of us and obviously he just wants michelle in there for another four years and keep her happy. any way, over here, the economy and looks like mr. obama is going to be re-elected and we are going to have to lower 20% on currency and that would adjust things immediately and of course will set the world on its fanny for a while but that's the realism of it. host: lower our currency 20%, what do you make of that? guest: i think the caller, there are two currency questions here. we have long alleged that china is manipulating its currency and the caller is talking about actions announced by the fed. i would not touch on that because i'm not an expert on. more quality people can speak to that. i will speak to the first point, china and the w.t.o. can have its cake and eat it, too. i think what the caller is talking about is something that president obama and mitt romney both agree on, republicans and democrats both agree, if china joined the w.t.o., it has not lived up to all the w.t.o. rules. that is something that has bipartisan c
that in this world you need to be engaged and he is engaged smartly. >> ok. next, i want to introduce michelle. she served as undersecretary of defense for policy from february 2009 to february of this year. prior to her confirmation, she helped lead president obama's transition team at the department of defense. in 2007, she co-founded the organization that doug just referred to. the non-partisan think tank, center for a new american security. republican states like virginia, notably, are using the intended sequesters up against their democratic opponents, even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but to the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. it is across the board cuts. no opportunity to protect priorities. choose for your point to except. -- choose where you are going to accept. it would be devastated across the board. we do have to re
looked at. for both mitt romney and obama, they are both in the 2% range. there is not much difference. for the republican primary candidates, there were some that were higher than others. michelle bachmann, i think, had the highest. >> we had a self-imposed michelle bachmann " at some point during the debates. -- michelle bachmann quota during the debates. >> but again, i do not know what it tells you. it does provide something interesting to look at. it does provide links to every single fact check that i or my colleagues have done for all of the presidential candidates. >> george mason university. i think we have seen both candidates in a vulnerable position of being challenged on flip-flops' of position or permanence not kept. i have noticed so far that the tendency of both governor romney and president obama, when challenged by a voter or a journalist, is to not attempt to say, well, the facts have changed. the facts are different. the fact that i look at now are not the fact that existed when that was my belief. instead, there are various levels of equivocation and bluff. one rec
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